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For Sale: 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
in Lithia Springs, Georgia

Classic cars for sale coast to coast This vehicle is listed by
Streetside Classics
Streetside Classics
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
866-979-7536
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Description
 
How much class does 25 grand buy you these days? For that kind of cash the only thing youll get at a new car dealership is laughed at. No, youre going to need to go used, and itll have to be a classic. Convertible? Absolutely. Timeless lines? Certainly. An amazing on-the-road presence and V8 power? Its obvious you need a Mercedes-Benz 560SL like this gorgeous maroon 1988 roadster. Anything longer than a quick glance will show that this car was well cared for all of its life. The original Cabernet Red paint shines beautifully, and the body is very straight. These roadsters always looked the best in subdued colors, and this cars no exception. Both the folding soft top and hard top are included, which is great for resale time. These cars were legendary for their clean lines and restrained trim, and the brightwork is very nice from three pointed star to tail. Those quad headlamps looked downright anachronistic when the next SL came out, but history is definitely kinder to this generation and theyre starting to gather a real enthusiast following. This was the car to have for doctors, movie stars and those who wanted to be seen, and they still draw longing glances today, mostly because nobody knows how affordable they really are. Inside, proper care is evident as well. The seats are beautiful thanks to indoor storage and Mercedes MB-Tex material that wears like iron. The carpets are nice and the dash isnt baked by the sun. A large, thin-rimmed steering wheel (complete with an air bag, a rarity in 1988) has signaled a relaxed and refined driving experience from the golden age of motoring through the current Rolls-Royce Phantom. The original AM/FM/cassette radio is in the dash rather than a later aftermarket unit which would spoil the interiors aesthetics. Some SLs came with vestigial rear seats while this car comes with an infinitely more practical storage area thats perfect for a weekend getaway. The doors close with a reassuring clunk and the driving position is great for both running errands and long road trips. The folding top is in great shape and is obviously newer since the rear windows are so clear. Under the hood is the larger 5.6 liter V8, putting out 227 horsepower and 287 pounds of torque. Thats not a gargantuan amount by todays standards, but Mercedes was far more concerned with refinement and ease of use than maximum power. These engines work almost silently, propelling you forward like an electric motor. Presentation here is excellent with all original components and plenty of evidence of correct maintenance over the years. A new radiator is up front and newer tune up parts are in their places. With a completely stock car youre more concerned with not finding parts to talk about, and with this one, even the original exhaust is in place while the fuel filter and fuel pump are newer replacements. Everything in the chassis was as overbuilt as the rest of the car, and the ride is superb. 15-inch alloys are at all four corners, surrounded by 205/65/15 Michelin radials. This generation of SL still is Mercedes-Benz longest running, and with good reason. Solid engineering, a great-looking body, a nicely functional and upscale interior, smooth power and great looks are always a winning combination. If youre ready to step into one of the most recognizable cars in the world, give us a call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 1975-ATL
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$19,995
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Lithia Springs, GA
Zip
30122
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
111347

Year
1988

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Burgundy

Interior Details

Color(s)
Camel

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

 
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